As the CEO of Abroad, Justin is on a mission to connect people to their true nature and stretch the edges of human potential.
Justin is a serial entrepreneur, executive coach, and facilitator who uses a unique blend of business coaching and leadership psychology to help clients be the visionary, courageous, and compassionate leaders they were born to be. Justin currently coaches and advises top founders and CEO’s at rapid growth enterprises in the United States, Asia, and Oceania.
Justin's unique ability to translate rich philosophical, psychological, and emotional wisdom to the world of entrepreneurship and business makes him a sought after public speaker. He has given talks around the world at top universities (Stanford, Northwestern, Auckland University of Technology, etc.) venture capital funds (e.g. 500 Startups), and major financial institutions (e.g. Singapore Stock Exchange). In 2017 alone, he delivered 30+ public talks and workshops in 20 global cities.
Justin is currently co-authoring a book titled Wellbeing at Work with Dr. Daniel Cordaro (former Director of Wellbeing at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence ) to heal society's burnout epidemic.
Justin's travel inspiration comes from his family's 60+ years experience in the travel industry, as well as his experience launching his first Silicon Valley startup TripAlertz that was called the "Groupon for Travel" by Budget Travel.
On your Abroad Quest, Justin will be offering skills on how to expand time, liberate yourself from fear-based programming, and shatter the belief system that burnout is a requirement to achieve your mission.
Robert C. Wolcott Partner & Facilitator
Rob Wolcott is Clinical Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. Wolcott won Teacher of the Year from Kellogg’s EMBA program in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017. Wolcott is also a managing partner with Clareo, a foresight and growth strategy consultancy serving global corporations.
He serves on advisory boards for ZF, a 40 billion USD German automotive supplier, and H-Farm, the leading technology ecosystem in Italy. He has served on advisory boards for the Nordic Council (Oslo), Kraft Foods and GE.
Wolcott is a regular contributor for Forbes on the impact of technology on business, society and humanity. His book, Grow From Within: Mastering Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation (McGraw-Hill, 2010) has been published in Chinese and Japanese.
Wolcott’s work appears in MIT Sloan Management Review, strategy+business, The Harvard Business Review (online), The Wall Street Journal, Advertising Age, Business Week, The Financial Times (European Edition), The New York Times and numerous overseas publications.
On your Abroad Quest, you will be learning from Rob how the best leaders adapt their businesses and create new ways to grow in rapidly changing markets.
Dr. Daniel Cordaro Partner & Facilitator
For more than 10 years, Dr. Daniel Cordaro has been studying the human mind and emotions at top academic institutions like Yale and UC Berkeley. He has been mentored by some of the most legendary scientists of our time, including Paul Ekman (Emotions Revealed, Telling Lies), Dacher Keltner (The Compassionate Instinct, The Power Paradox), Marc Brackett (Creating Emotionally Literate Classrooms), and others.
He has coauthored dozens of peer-reviewed scientific publications in top psychological journals, and he has led the two largest cross-cultural studies of human emotion ever published.
Cordaro is also a recognized educator and professor, having written and taught two different courses on human emotion at both UC Berkeley at Yale. Over 1000 students have together given Cordaro a 96% approval rating across his teaching career.
In addition to Cordaro’s scientific, philosophical, and written prowess, he is also an extraordinary public speaker and mentor. He gives inspiring talks around the world at events like the Gross National Happiness conference in Bhutan. At a recent XPRIZE summit, he was rated the #1 mentor out of an audience of 200+ top global executives.
On your Abroad Quest, you will be learning from Dan mindfulness and emotional resilience practices that enhance your wellbeing and connect you to the deeper meaning of your work and life.
Sophie Siegel abroad partner & event producer
After working in a high paced agency in San Francisco where Sophie specialized in the mobile gaming sector with clients such as Sony Playstation and EA Mobile, Sophie grew disillusioned with the smartphone-as-culture paradigm and followed synchronicity and her heart's calling into the wellness field. She now resides and thrives in Bali, hosting and teaching retreats and supporting personal transformations through yoga, ecstatic dance and art therapy. She developed and has managed a popular retreat centre in Ubud, Bali for the past six years, where she has witnessed the life-changing power of immersion in nature, wisdom-culture and spiritual practice. Whether sequencing a yoga class, planning an ecstatic dance session, or organizing international retreats for Abroad, her passion is in creating beautiful journeys that serve to nurture each individual’s gifts and bring deeper happiness, gratitude and presence.
On your Abroad Quest, Sophie's warm and nurturing nature will be here to assist you with logistics and wellbeing on your trip. Ensuring that your experience, from reservation to returning home, is exceptional.
Lisa Flynn abroad concierge
WHILE OUR GROUP EXPLORES ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND PRISTINE NATIONS, ABROAD CONCIERGE LISA FLYNN WILL BE OFFERING DAILY ACTIVITIES TO PROMOTE REST, REJUVENATION, AND COMMUNITY BUILDING. LISA IS A YOGA TEACHER WHO WILL BE TEACHING OPTIONAL CLASSES THROUGHOUT THE QUEST.
Alexa abroad wilderness guide
Alexa works towards deep systems change through the creation of transformational leadership programs, guiding participants into mindsets of regenerative thinking, collective intelligence and emotional wisdom.
As the founder of Atlas Unbound, she creates and facilitates immersive learning journeys into the wilderness, guiding executives, entrepreneurs, leaders and change-makers in learning and innovating from the wisdom of living systems.
Her career spans from the realms of immersive experience design to creative strategy, consulting, storytelling and innovation, specifically applied to sustainability and climate-related projects. Alexa is a passionate writer, photographer, communicator and strategist, and has been featured in global exhibitions curated around themes of nature connection and surrendering to the beauty of the wild. She is on the board of the Mare Nostrum Ocean Plastics initiative, the Global Footprint Network, and consults for ProNatura Mexico and the Fondo Mexicano para la Conservación de la Naturaleza.